Me Since You
by Laura Wiess
Book: Stand Alone
Publisher: MTV Books
Pub Date: February 2014
Genre: Young Adult
Laura Wiess captures the visceral emotion of a girl’s journey from innocence to devastating loss and, ultimately, to a strange and unexpected kind of understanding–in this beautiful and painfully honest new novel.
Are there any answers when someone you love makes a tragic choice?
Before and After. That’s how Rowan Areno sees her life now. Before: she was a normal sixteen-year-old–a little too sheltered by her police officer father and her mother. After: everything she once believed has been destroyed in the wake of a shattering tragedy, and every day is there to be survived.
If she had known, on that Friday in March when she cut school, that a random stranger’s shocking crime would have traumatic consequences, she never would have left campus. If the crime video never went viral, maybe she could have saved her mother, grandmother–and herself–from the endless replay of heartache and grief.
Finding a soul mate in Eli, a witness to the crime who is haunted by losses of his own, Rowan begins to see there is no simple, straightforward path to healing wounded hearts. Can she learn to trust, hope, and believe in happiness again?
My Review: I’ve got mixed feelings on this book.
I didn’t like the start. I didn’t like how she was so scared and worried about ditching school. She isn’t the first to ditch school and being too paranoid was annoying. She barely relaxed the entire time, and then her day just got worse when a crime happens….
After its over, Eli just wants to be normal and shes tried hard. But then the footage of that day is released. Now she has make it through this hurtle. By this point, its when I started to enjoy the book and the emotions started to really come out.
There is so much to come from this book, depression, life, finding out who your friends really are. Its a lot of emotions packed in a quick read, but it was worth the read.